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Former Ithaca student wins racial harassment suit

A harassment case involving the Ithaca City School District has been settled.
Ithaca (WSYR-TV) - A harassment case involving the Ithaca City School District has been settled.

The case involved a former Ithaca student – Epiphany Kearney – who claimed that in the 2005-06 school year, she suffered racially discrimination and harassment from other students.

Kearney’s mother filed a lawsuit saying the district didn’t protect her daughter, who was in seventh grade.

After a long court battle the suit was settled.

Kearney was awarded $275,000. $75,000 will come from the school district. The remainder will be paid by the district’s insurance carrier.

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